I can just imagine how hard it would be for my brother to leave his son behind. He will soon be leaving to work as a nurse in the Middle East in 3 or 4 months from now. Although I'll be there to take care of his son and our Mother, I know as time passes by until he leaves, he secretly cries with just the thought of leaving.
He doesn't tell me how he really feels for now. My brother is too busy at home anyway. But when he leaves, I will definitely tell him that his son will be in good hands because I'll take good care of Brandon like my own. We will be sending him holiday cards and make sure to communicate and update him of any developments via the social networking sites.
I know words wouldn't be enough but being far from your loved ones is very difficult. He just have to sacrifice being away from his son for now.